Philadelphia Inquirer, May 5, 2010
Cooper University Hospital and Deborah Heart and Lung Center—two of the three hospitals in South New Jersey with open-heart surgery programs—had higher-than-expected death rates for bypass surgeries in 2007, according to a state report. The annual cardiac surgery report by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services found that the overall 30-day death rate for patients after heart-bypass surgery was stable at 2%.
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